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Artist Bio

“Tommy the Cat.” “John the Fisherman.” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver.” “My Name is Mud.” “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.” Yessiree, Primus is responsible for some of the most cutting edge and original rock music of the 1990’s. And now, the definitive Primus line-up – singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander – is back together and planning on getting the worldwide masses bobbing up and down in unison once more.

Although originally formed in 1984, it was not until shortly before the end of the decade that the aforementioned classic line-up was solidified. With most hard rock/heavy metal acts at the time either neatly falling into either “thrash” or “glam” categories, Primus joined a variety of underground bands that refused to be pigeonholed (and by the early ’90s, had fully infiltrated the mainstream) – merging metal, funk, alternative, punk, country, roots rock, and experimental music, along with Claypool’s penchant for witty and often humorous storytelling lyrics.

Building a large and loyal following first in and around San Francisco (before eventually, going global), Primus kicked things off with a string of releases that are now considered classic alt-rock titles – 1989’s ‘Suck on This,’ 1990’s ‘Frizzle Fry,’ 1991’s ‘Sailing the Seas of Cheese,’ 1993’s ‘Pork Soda,’ and 1995’s ‘Tales from the Punchbowl.’ Along the way, Primus toured with some of rock’s biggest names (Jane’s Addiction, Public Enemy, Rush, U2, etc.), headlined the third-ever Lollapalooza Festival, and issued a variety of crafty music videos, which stood out in sharp contrast to the ultra-seriousness of most other video clips at the time.


Alexander exited Primus in 1996, but returned in 2003, in time for an EP/DVD set, ‘Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People,’ and a sold out reunion tour, that lasted over the next few years, before the drummer departed once more. But as Claypool got to work on putting together a forthcoming book about the band’s history, Les began longing for the days of when Alexander’s unmistakable and powerful drumming provided the beat. A phone call was placed, a conversation ensued, and before you could say, “Here come the bastards,” the Claypool-LaLonde-Alexander line-up was back in business. Plans to tour the world over and offering up new music are already in place. Be forewarned…here they come!
 

Although originally formed in 1984, it was not until shortly before the end of the decade that the aforementioned classic line-up was solidified. With most hard rock/heavy metal acts at the time either neatly falling into either “thrash” or “glam” categories, Primus joined a variety of underground bands that refused to be pigeonholed (and by the early ’90s, had fully infiltrated the mainstream) – merging metal, funk, alternative, punk, country, roots rock, and experimental music, along with Claypool’s penchant for witty and often humorous storytelling lyrics. 
 
Building a large and loyal following first in and around San Francisco (before eventually, going global), Primus kicked things off with a string of releases that are now considered classic alt-rock titles – 1989’s ‘Suck on This,’ 1990’s ‘Frizzle Fry,’ 1991’s ‘Sailing the Seas of Cheese,’ 1993’s ‘Pork Soda,’ and 1995’s ‘Tales from the Punchbowl.’ Along the way, Primus toured with some of rock’s biggest names (Jane’s Addiction, Public Enemy, Rush, U2, etc.), headlined the third-ever Lollapalooza Festival, and issued a variety of crafty music videos, which stood out in sharp contrast to the ultra-seriousness of most other video clips at the time.
 
Alexander exited Primus in 1996, but returned in 2003, in time for an EP/DVD set, ‘Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People,’ and a sold out reunion tour, that lasted over the next few years, before the drummer departed once more. But as Claypool got to work on putting together a forthcoming book about the band’s history, Les began longing for the days of when Alexander’s unmistakable and powerful drumming provided the beat. A phone call was placed, a conversation ensued, and before you could say, “Here come the bastards,” the Claypool-LaLonde-Alexander line-up was back in business. Plans to tour the world over and offering up new music are already in place. Be forewarned…here they come!

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Tour Dates

Nov 02 2019
U.S. Cellular Center Asheville
Asheville, NC
Nov 03 2019
PNC Arena
Raleigh, NC
Nov 05 2019
Salem Civic Center
Salem, VA
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Nov 06 2019
Giant Center
Hershey, PA
Nov 08 2019
MassMutual Center
Springfield, MA
Nov 09 2019
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
Nov 11 2019
KFC Yum! Center
Louisville, KY
Nov 12 2019
Nationwide Arena
Columbus, OH
Nov 14 2019
TaxSlayer Center
Moline, IL
Nov 15 2019
Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sioux Falls, SD
Nov 17 2019
Fargodome
Fargo, ND
Nov 18 2019
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, NE
Nov 20 2019
Broadmoor World Arena
Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 22 2019
First Interstate MetraPark
Billings, MT
Nov 24 2019
Spokane Arena
Spokane, WA
Nov 26 2019
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA
Nov 27 2019
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Nov 29 2019
The Forum
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 30 2019
The Forum
Los Angeles, CA

News

09/29/2017

PRIMUS RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘THE DESATURATING SEVEN’ TODAY VIA ATO RECORDS

2017 AMBUSHING THE STORM TOUR BEGINS OCTOBER 20, INCL. HALLOWEEN SET AT BROOKLYN STEEL    LISTEN + WATCH "THE SEVEN" LYRIC VIDEO   BEATS 1 INTERVIEW WITH LES CLAYPOOL AND…

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07/31/2017

Primus Announce New Album ‘The Desaturating Seven’ To Be Released Via ATO Records September 29

FIRST ORIGINAL STUDIO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “THE SEVEN” NEW FALL TOUR DATES BEGIN OCTOBER 20, ON TOUR WITH CLUTCH NOW "One of the most unique…

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